Hexatronic Viper Micro Cable - High Performance Micro Cable 12-432 fibers G657A1 TIA598

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12-432 fibers G657A1 TIA598

  • Up to 432 fibers
  • Super slim design
  • Excellent installation performance
  • Unique design with robust inner tubes that do not kink
  • Temperature range from -45 to +70°C
  • Excellent bend performance, ≥70 mm
  • Easy to prepare and identify fibers
  • Ultra low attenuation in cable


The Hexatronic Viper series of micro cables are characterized by state of the art installation performance when installed by blowing into microducts. Particularly, installations in access networks with difficult routes, which are facilitated by the enhanced performance of the Viper cables.

All parameters such as cable diameter, sheath friction, cable stiffness etc are optimized for best installation performance without compromizing mechanical or environmental properties

The micro cables are based on a slim loose tube design with up to 36 tubes per cable. The design facilitates fiber preparation and mid-span access. The cables are suitable for long-distance, air blown installation in microducts, with an inner diameter of as little as 8 to 12 mm. The cables have excellent bend performance and an extremely wide operational temperature range.


The Micro Cables are designed with one, two or three layers of inner protective tubes made of a unique Polyamide compound. The Polyamide gives a special strength to the product, while increasing the bending properties as well as other benefits such as extreme temperature resistance. Each tube contains 12 or 24 fibers. As a result, The Viper Micro Cables are more durable during the installation process as they are able to withstand rough handling. The unique cable design with an extended operational temperature range of -45 to +70°C can be used in many environments, on all continents where heat and cold are often a major concern.

Product Information

  1. Primary coated fiber: Silica, acrylate
  2. Loose tube: PA
  3. Central strength member: Glass fiber reinforced plastic, PE
  4. Slit up yarn: Aramide yarn
  5. Wrapping: Water blocking yarns
  6. Sheath: Polyethylene, halogen-free

Black fillers can replace empty white tubes.

Technical Information

Product Color Black Sheath
Color Code TIA598
Temperature, Operation [°C] -45 to +70
Temperature, Storage [°C] -45 to +70
Temperature, Installation [°C] -15 to +50
Water Blocking Longitudinal water blocking according to IEC 60794-1-2-F5C
Fiber Type G657A1
Attenuation @Wavelength [nm] 1310/1383/1550
Typical Attenuation [dB/km] 0.32/0.32/0.18
Average Attenuation [dB/km] 0.33/0.33/0.21
Maximum Attenuation [dB/km] 0.36/0.36/0.23

Fiber parameters and tests according to the IEC series 60793-2 and 60793-1. Mechanical and environmental tests in accordance with Family Specification IEC 60794-5-10.

Test standards, conditions and requirements:

  • Operational temperature: IEC 60794-1-22 Method F1; max attenuation 0.05dB/km*
  • Storage temperature: IEC 60794-1-22 Method F1; max attenuation 0.15dB/km* reversible
  • Ageing: IEC 60794-1-22, Method F9; 168h@85°C,+2 cycles, no attenuation after test
  • Water blocking: IEC 60794-1-2, Method F5C, 3m sample, 1m head of water, no leakage after 24 hours
  • Bend radius: IEC 60794-1-21, Method E11B; 4 turns, 3 cycles, max attenuation 0.05dB*
  • Installation tensile load: IEC 60794-1-21, Method E1; max fiber tension 0.6%, reversible attenuation
  • Crush: IEC 60794-1-21, Method E3; 1 minute load, 100mm plate, no attenuation after test
  • Impact: IEC 60794-1-21, Method E4; 3 different places, max attenuation 0.1dB* after test

* All attenuation measurements performed @ 1550nm

Marking The cables are length marked in meters, and the tubes and fibers are color coded according to TIA598 (Bellcore).
Installation Notes

Typical installation performance:

  • Ducts ID 8-10 mm, cable OD ≤6.7 mm: 2000 m
  • Ducts ID 12 mm, cable OD ≤8.0 mm: 2000 m
  • Ducts ID 15-16 mm, cable OD <11 mm: 2000 m, cable OD 11-12 mm: 1500 m

Installation performance verified on Hexatronic test track, according to IEC 60794. Installation performance is affected by the installed path, environmental conditions, installation equipment etc and actual performance may therefore deviate from the above specified values.

If the cable is installed by blowing the temperature shall be -15 to +40°C. The cable shall not be stored in direct sunlight. The sun may heat up the cable over the permitted temperature limit.

Ordering Information Supplied lengths: 2, 4, 8 km